Laser technology has taken the aesthetic field by storm, but did you know that this same technology can do wonders for vaginal health? At Women to Women OB GYN Care in Hollywood, Florida, Dr. Shrusan Gray and Dr. Svetlana Maslyak offer the MonaLisa Touch® system, which is a noninvasive laser treatment that restores vaginal health. To explore whether the MonaLisa Touch can help you, call or use online booking to schedule an appointment today.
When it comes to poor vaginal health, menopause is far and away the biggest culprit. When you leave your reproductive years and pass through menopause, your body no longer releases eggs, which also means it no longer releases your reproductive hormones. Unfortunately, these hormones control far more than the release of your eggs and have a widespread impact on your overall health and well-being.
This is very evident in your tissue, which begins to lose collagen and elastin, the two proteins responsible for structural support. On the outside, you’ll recognize this effect as wrinkles, while on the inside this loss can leave you with vaginal dryness and thinning tissue, which often leads to painful sex. The loss in tissue strength can also lead to incontinence since your vaginal walls aren’t supporting your bladder as they once did.
With the MonaLisa Touch, your gynecologist delivers laser energy into your tissue without harming the surface area to create a collagen response, as well as a circulatory response. With renewed support and blood flow, the elasticity, strength, and moisture in your vaginal tissue is restored.
While menopause may be the main driver behind declining vaginal health, childbirth and certain cancer treatments can also affect the tissue in your vagina, making the MonaLisa Touch a valuable tool in your recovery.
Most women benefit from three MonaLisa Touch treatments, which Dr. Gray or Dr. Maslyak space several weeks apart in order to allow time for your body to respond. The treatment takes only three to five minutes, and there’s no downtime associated with it, so you’re free to go about your daily routine directly afterward.
Your results will be gradual as you progress through your treatments and your tissue benefits from new collagen and vascularization. Some women begin to notice improvements after the first treatment, while others notice the benefits further into the treatment series. In either case, you should see optimal results 6-12 weeks after your final treatment.
After your initial sessions, you may benefit from follow-up treatments every 6-12 months to maintain your results.
Call Women to Women OB GYN Care or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about MonaLisa Touch.